Freemindfade, it’s not quite as simple as you make it.
The Baker chooses not to make other types of cakes because of his religious beliefs such as Halloween cakes or adult themed cakes but the difference between those examples and the gay couple is that he doesn’t make Halloween cakes for ANYBODY. He doesn’t make adult themed cakes for ANYBODY. But he DOES make custom cakes for weddings. So if he makes custom cakes for everybody’s weddings except the gay couple, then there is a solid case to be made for discrimination. On what other basis is he refusing to make the custom cake for the gay couple?
i understand he is entitled to his religious beliefs. And if it means that much to him then he should cease to make custom cakes PERIOD. But since he offers a service of making custom wedding cakes, he has to offer that service to all and can not discriminate based on race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation.
He could choose to not make custom cakes and avoid the situation all together because of his conscience. But once he chooses to offer a service he must be prepared to offer that service to ALL. In this case, the service is providing custom wedding cakes.